imbi the girl is a rising star, receiving high praise from Triple J, U.S. music industry “bible” Billboard and a contract with Select Music.

A former Triple J Unearthed feature artist, the Sydney artist took flight earlier this month when they were selected to take part in APRA AMCOS’s SongHubs summit at RAK Studio in London, for an intensive, three-day-long songwriting collaboration camp with leading U.K. writers, producers and A&Rs.

Also along for this once-in-a-lifetime experience was Winston Surfshirt, JEFFE, and The Dawn of May, plus a handful of U.K.-based Aussies, including electro-soul duo Two Another (Eliot Porter and Angus Campbell),  Mali-Koa and Jess Chalker.

A Victorian schoolhouse converted into a cutting-edge recording facility, RAK has welcomed many of the greatest names in music over the years, including Adele, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Midnight Oil, and the Arctic Monkeys.

Since 2018, APRA AMCOS provides access to desk space and writing rooms at RAK to members and artist managers passing through (the organisation’s U.K./Europe member relations rep Adam Townsend is based at the studio).

imbi the girl captured the experience for a photo diary, which TIO exclusively shares below.